Patchwork Project: Lap Blanket

Do you want to brush up on your patchwork skills or challenge yourself with a new patchwork design? This beautiful Shoe-Fly pattern lap-blanket would make a perfect gift for a new baby, a throw for the couch or even as a wall hanging!


This is a four-week course that will walk you through all the elements needed to complete a blanket from scratch. Our patchwork groups are small so you get lots of time with the tutor.  In the workshop students will cover the following:

In the workshop students will cover the following:

  • The basics of working with fabric and complementing colours
  • How to prepare and cut fabric using a rotary cutter
  • The importance of pressing and pinning fabric
  • How to assemble fabric piece together
  • How to work with wadding and backing fabrics
  • How to make and attach bias binding to edge the finished piece
  • Finishing touches

10 hours of tuition is given over four weeks but students may need to work on their pieces at home. Students must be able to use a sewing machine and some experience in patchwork is recommended. You can use our sewing machines or bring your own.


This course is €115 and it includes:

  • All tuition from an experienced – and patient – tutor. 10 hours over 4 weeks
  • Some basic materials used in the class
  • Use of our sewing machines
  • Lunch

Students should bring their own basic sewing kit (scissors, tape measure, pins etc), patchwork tools (cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter) and material of choice. It should be 100% cotton. You will need:

  • 1 piece – 44″ x 2 yds (Light print for blocks and borders)
  • 1 piece – 44″ x 2 yds (Dark print for blocks, setting pieces and binding)
  • 1 piece – 1 3/4 yds for the backing
  • 2 contrasting threads

We will supply the batting you need.  Call us or pop into the shop for advice on fabric.

Students on the course get a 10% discount on fabrics/supplies bought in The Craft Cabin on the day.


Start date: Tuesday 5th July | 10.30am – 1pm. Then on 12th, 19th and 26th at the same time.


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A 50% deposit is needed to secure your booking and full payment must be paid in advance.

For more information call us on 00353 49 9527424 or email us at